Thought for a Bad Day

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Thought for a Bad Day

Today’s Quote:

“There are people who would love to have your bad days.”

—Author Unknown

Photo from Flickr by Tristan Bowersox
Photo from Flickr by Tristan Bowersox

Thought for a bad day:

A few weeks ago I visited my family physician. I was having a difficult time with a challenging bug affecting a lot of people. My symptoms included sneezing, sinus congestion, a headache, a scratchy throat, and every coach’s occupational nightmare – laryngitis. My voice vacillated between bullfrog and complete silence.

I was scheduled to see the doctor at 3:00 p.m.; I was still sitting in the waiting room at 3:50. The only distraction was the video wall, rotating through the four seasons at a number of beautiful locations around the world, and other images of wonder in the natural world.

Perhaps the most revealing way in which I passed the time was in observing other patients and how they dealt with their significant health challenges. It caused me to shift my perspective of my own “monumental” situation.

EXERCISE:

Notice how often you make mountains out of molehills, or “major in the minors ” of life. Realize all the goodness and reasons for gratitude that surround you. How many people do you see in the course of your days that would prefer to have your life, even when you are having a bad day?

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